I had a Framework laptop 11 and just swapped out the motherboard for a 13. It’s been working fine for the past week, but suddenly the power management went haywire. Now when it’s plugged in the amber light comes on but the battery won’t charge.
I’ve tried all the different ports, swapped out the charger, swapped out the cable, opened it up and unplugged the battery for 15 minutes. None of it has helped. It does charge if I turn off the computer, which suggests to me it’s a software issue, but I haven’t found anything which looks like it’s a fix.
I would think that would do more harm than good. Reason for testing without a battery is that if it works fine without it, it could just be something with the battery. Draining a battery low puts stress on it and could make matters ‘worse’.
This is potentially a dumb question but it needs to be asked… what charger/cable are you using?
My old Dell XPS you could charge with a crappy USB-C phone charger, sure. It’d take a day and a half, sure, but the moment you turned it on there wasn’t enough charge to actually charge the battery because consumption was higher.